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Arches are rare in the Great Smokies, and you get to hike through this one! This gem is also along the way to Alum Cave Bluffs, so you can hit two gems in one. This arch is slate rock that has taken hundreds of years to form. You can easily maneuver through this trail with the steps and cables installed in it.

Half-Day Hike: Use the Alum Cave Trail to access.

Gem Type: Natural Arch

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Isaac Bozeman

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Jun 20, 2021
Tom Herr
Stairs go through this large granite arch on the side of a hill.
Jun 4, 2021
Irasema Fernández
Apr 26, 2021
J S
Mar 7, 2021
Rick Brown
Aug 25, 2020
Luke Skywalker
Jul 2, 2020
Colleen Gebauer
Gets a bit crowded during busier hours
Jun 28, 2020
Jess Haigis
Very neat
Jun 13, 2020
Laura Ferrell
Awesome hike!

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